Today I noticed the question about writing a paper in algebraic geometry here had something funky with it on the front page. It had big white brackets around its question stats.
What is this?
The brackets around the stats box are part of the site design. Quoting Jin's design rationale:
I wanted to add subtle math related elements to aid the visuals. I was careful to not over- do it incase it made the site look cheesy.
- Stats box[votes, answers, views], I put a very subtle matrix bracket around it. I kept the coloring very faint, so when repeated across multiple rows they won't make the site look boxy.
I assume that you noticed them now because
algebraic-geometry might be one of your "interesting tags", giving the question a blue background on the front page. That background makes the bracket really stand out awkwardly. I was going to post a bug about this, but I guess you got to it first. You should retag this question with
design so that Jin will see it.